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Latest Scotland poll shows slim support for the Union

A third poll has this evening shown support for Scotland remaining in the UK at 52%.

The poll showed Scottish support for independence at 48%, excluding undecided voters, a Survation poll for the Scottish Daily Mail.

The poll showed 8% of voters remained undecided with just one day to go before Scots decide whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom.

More passion injected into closing stages of debate

The three main Westminster party leaders today delivered what they hoped would be a knockout blow to give Scotland more powers if it stays in the Union .

Although the Yes campaign called their final message - dubbed The Vow - an "insult to voters", it has injected yet more passion into the closing stages of the Scottish debate.

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports:

Yes campaign 'in touching distance of success'

The pro-independence campaign has said the latest ICM poll for The Scotsman "shows that we are in touching distance of success" at the referendum.

The ICM/Scotsman poll suggests that support for the Union has returned to 52%. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Highlighting that the gap in the ICM research had narrowed by six points over the past month, Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins said:

The referendum is on a knife edge, and this will spur on everybody who wants and is working hard for a Yes to redouble their efforts.

– Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins

Poll suggests 52% of Scots will vote No at referendum

More than half of Scots said they will vote to keep Scotland in the UK ahead of Thursday's referendum, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Daily Telegraph.

The Opinium/Daily Telegraph poll suggests 52% of Scots will vote No at the referendum. Credit: PA Wire

Of the people surveyed who said they will definitely vote:

  • 52% said they will vote No to Scottish independence
  • 48% told pollsters they will vote Yes

Opinium questioned 1,156 Scottish adults between 12 and 15 September.


Poll suggests 52% support for the Union

The latest poll suggests that support for the Union has returned to 52% - the figure it was commonly believed to be before the shock Sunday Times poll last week.

The Scotsman poll suggests support for the Union at 52% Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

An ICM poll shows support for independence at 48% according to The Scotsman newspaper.

Scottish debate heats up on penultimate campaigning day

The Scottish independence debate has been heating up on the penultimate day of campaigning before Thursday's historic referendum.

Today the three main party leaders at Westminster promised to transfer more powers if Scotland rejects independence.

But it was an offer the Yes campaign claimed was a panic measure and an "insult to voters."

ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports from Edinburgh:

Yes campaign 'gains some traction' on NHS debate

By Debi Edward: Scotland Correspondent

It is perhaps in light of the momentum that the Yes campaign has gained that the No campaign went on the attack today.

They distributed a document - leaked by an NHS doctor - which states:

The leaked document suggests sweeping cuts of up to £450 million will be needed for the health service. Credit: ITV News

The Better Together campaign claims that flies in the face of their rival's claims that only a Yes vote can protect the NHS from cuts.

Well, the Scottish government have said they are the ones protecting and increasing the NHS budget in Scotland, and that only independence can offer the health service a brighter future.

The Yes campaign really have been able to gain some traction on this NHS debate despite health being a devolved issue - the Better Together campaign say it's "the biggest lie" of the referendum so far.

Miliband slams 'ugly' Yes tactics after chaotic scenes

Ed Miliband has accused the pro-Scottish independence campaign of "ugly" tactics after he was heckled in chaotic scenes during a visit to Edinburgh.

The Labour leader was branded an "absolute liar" by protesters when he toured the St James Shopping Centre in what was supposed to be a trip to persuade undecided voters.

Abuse was hurled at Labour leader Ed Miliband as he made his way through the Edinburgh shopping centre. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Mr Miliband told the BBC, "I think we have seen in parts of this campaign an ugly side to it from the Yes campaign."

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